The Aftermath: BET Awards Top Category Projections, Kelly Rowland’s ‘Brave’ New Song, and Dr. Dre’s $70 Million Donation
Miss Tiffany Foxx brought the sunshine inside of the Yahoo! Music offices this week when she joined The Aftermath to talk hot music news topics, the BET Awards nominations, Kelly Rowland’s confessional “Dirty Laundry,” and Dr. Dre’s surprisingly large charitable donation to USC.
The Lil Kim protégé had fun when making projections on four of the BET Awards’ big categories, best collaboration, best male hip hop artist, best female hip hop artist and best new artist. The St. Louis rapper could not resist nominating herself as a write-in candidate in a few areas. “I’ll be taking them all home next year,” she said.
Regarding Kelly Rowland’s new song “Dirty Laundry” that addresses issues like being jealous of Beyoncé and being the victim of domestic abuse, the G.O.A.L. Diggers rapstress said she is impressed. She said Kelly was “very brave” to make a song like “Dirty Laundry.” “It takes a lot for a woman to go deep inside and talk about things like that,” she said. She added that the song answers questions that fans have had for a long time. “We all kinda wondered with that situation if they are really good friends or is it just business or do they just have history with each other,” she said.
Tiffany applauds Dr. Dre for his $70 million contribution to create USC’s Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation program. “The schools are suffering,” she said. “Anything with art and music, I don’t think they should take that out of schools. So I’m glad that he’s investing that.”
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